Bak to the days when bakkies helped build the nation. Mike Monk drives an early Chevy that played a part in establishing the company’s ongoing pick-up heritage. Light commercial vehicles have played vital roles in the development of countries around the world, not least on the...

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month we continue our new series of features on some of the museum’s classic two-wheeled machines with a famous racer...

South Africa’s biggest classic car show, the Pretoria Old Motor Club’s annual Cars in the Park, is being held at the Zwartkops Raceway in Gauteng on 6 August, and the organisers are expecting in excess of 2 500 cars and a crowd of over 12 000 people....

A dream not seen. Mike Monk at the wheel of Bruce McLaren’s planned Le Mans challenger. Fifty years ago Bruce McLaren was a successful car constructor and a driver, and after dominating America’s ‘big banger’ CanAm series his thoughts turned to Le Mans. Sadly, the plan...

In mid-June Lexus launched its new GT, the LC500, in Franschhoek. Over a few days, first dealers and then the media were hosted at Leeu Estates for a business presentation, supper and sleepover before the following morning converging on FMM’s PlaasPad, from where each group...

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month we start a series of features on some of the museum’s classic two-wheeled machines, preceded by a touch of nostalgia...

At the beginning of June, Wayne attended the Cape Town unveiling of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte, the occasion marked with all the usual pomp and ceremony, smoke and lights. This latest addition to the Maserati line-up has stunning lines and this V8 twin-turbo flagship now...

Mike Leisegang, Chairman of the Model A Club of South Africa) is conducting a survey gathering information on what early Model Fords are still in South Africa. For those of you who own or drive early model Fords, please e-mail Mike at club@modelaclubofsouthafrica.com to obtain a survey...

The Lazarus Motor Company, one of South Africa’s most successful multi-franchise motor groups, is to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a huge presence at this year’s Cars in the Park at Zwartkops Raceway on 6 August 2017. The company will be displaying a host of...

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Franschhoek Motor Museum and the L’Ormarins management has decided that during the winter months the museum, along with other facilities on the estate, will undergo some major renovations and upgrades. For the time being, this decision precludes...